SPACE10 Gallery: Limbo AccrA Takeover

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October - November 2019
SPACE10 Gallery
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9 pm
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We welcome art curators Limbo AccrA (DK, US) at the SPACE10 Gallery with an exhibition titled ‘Concrete Skeletons: Exploring the liminal space of an African Metropolis’.

SPACE10 Gallery: Limbo AccrA Takeover

About the exhibition

What are the sites that African architecture must navigate today? How can these sites speak not only about contemporary architectural production but also of the wider socio-political relations that underpin it?

This exhibition explores modernising African Metropolises and their future through various experimental media including sculpture, photography, and moving image—expressed through the works of African artists from across the continent. It builds upon Limbo AccrA’s work of occupying unfinished property developments in Accra, Ghana with exhibitions and other artistic responses to the changes taking place in African cities.

For context, we know that many African cities are experiencing high rates of modernisation. Property bubbles and escalating real estate prices are a defining feature of global cities, and cities across African countries are no exception. Luxury shopping malls and concrete apartment blocks are replacing older, more traditional neighbourhoods throughout big cities. As a systematic bi-product of these new city scapes, naked structures of property developments are often left uncompleted as the testimonies to frozen capital, caught in a state of limbo. It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing—or, in other words, a liminal.  That’s where the transformation takes place: a time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next’.

About the curators

Limbo AccrA is a spatial art platform, aimed at exploring the role of architecture and the shifting urban paradigms in African life. It serves as a platform to illuminate and address issues of urbanity through the production of installations in city spaces. Limbo AccrA’s medium has primarily focused on uncompleted property developments in Accra, Ghana to examine peripheral urban spaces and their transformation.

Exhibition hours

Exhibition opening:
October 18th, 5–9 PM

Regular SPACE10 Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 12–6 PM